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Artist Suzanne DeCuir


An example of fine art by Suzanne DeCuir

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The Artist Says:




 

 

Group
Exhibition: 

River
Gallery, La Conner, Washington, March – April 2008

Solo
Exhibitions:

Home
Box Office Television Network (HBO) Corporate offices, Santa Monica,
California, Oct., 2007

Watermark
Book Company, Anacortes, Washington, August 2007

Four
Olives Cafe, Long Beach, California, June 2007

Awards:  First Place, Oil and Oil Pastels, The Artist’s Magazine Online Competition,

The
Artist’s Magazine,
July/August issue, 2007

Publications/Film:

“Brave New Day,” The Artist’s
Magazine,
July/August issue, 2007

“Artist
Pulls Serenity from Simplicity in ‘Just a Moment’,” Signal Tribune, June 4, 2007

 

Artwork
selected for use in Mysterious California, a documentary film examining the

novels
of Laurie R. King and other regional authors.  Film was produced and directed

by
William McDonald and Pamela Beere Briggs in association with California Center

for the
Book.

 

Education:

B.A.,
M.A. English, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Drawing
courses, Loyola University, Rome campus, Italy

Painting
courses, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

Artist’s
Statement: 

From
parked cars to silos to surfboards, I am drawn to the abstract shapes found in urban
and rural landscapes as well as simple, stripped-down images including a single
figure or two.

I
believe it’s possible to create an interesting painting from just about any
subject, as long as there is some dynamic interplay among the colors, some
tension from shape to shape, and some mix of finished andunfinished
areas to draw the eye. By applying oils over acrylics I can rapidly create many
layers, and explore texture and line, as well.  I am inspired by the work of Edouard Vuillard, Richard
Diebenkorn, and Milton Avery.

Memberships: 

Oil
Painters of AmericaNational
Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Women
Painters West









Biography


Selected Group Exhibitions:



First Floor Gallery, Landscapes of the Mind, Santa Clarita City Hall, Santa Clarita, CA, December 4 - March 19, 2021
Chemers Gallery, Tustin, CA, April 22 - May 6, 2017
Beth Burns Studio, Santa Monica, CA, New So Cal Works, February 2016
Simon Mace Gallery, Pt. Townsend, Dealers' Choice, Feb - April 2015
Seifert and Jones, Bellingham, Washington, Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
Upper Columbia College, The Meaning of Wood, July-Aug, 2013
Bergamot Home, A Taste of Honey, Aug - Sept, 2013
Simon Mace Gallery, Pt. Townsend, Thoughts of Home, December 2012
Lucia Douglas Gallery, New Aerials and Urban Landscapes, March 5 - 26, 2011
Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Urban exhibition, May 13, 2010 - June 11, 2010
Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA, October 22- November 21, 2009
Eastside Association of Fine Arts 34th Annual Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington, Oct. - Nov. 2009
River Gallery, Mount Vernon, Washington, March 2009
Eastside Association of Fine Arts 33rd Annual Exhibition, Redmond, Washington, Nov.-Dec 2008

Solo Exhibitions:

Winter's Day, Solo Exhibition at Beth Burns Studio
, Santa Monica, February, 2016
Northwest University, Kirkland, WA; Spring exhibition: Fragments, February 1 - May 5, 2010
Home Box Office Television Network (HBO) Corporate offices, Santa Monica, California, October 2007

Awards:

Honorable Mention, Chemers Gallery, Heart of Orange County, 2017
First Place, Daniel Smith National Customer Art Competition, 2011
Third Place, Seattle Design Center, EAFA Abstract Exhibition, January, 2011
Lynn Craig Memorial Award, Eastside Association of Fine Artists 34th Annual Exhibition, Bellevue, WA  2009
Second Place, Eastside Association of Fine Artists 33rd Annual Exhibition, Redmond, WA  2008
First Place, Oil and Oil Pastels, The Artist’s Magazine Online Competition, The Artist's Magazine, July/August issue, 2007

Publications/Films/Cover Art:

"Life Jackets," Film produced and directed by William McDonald and Pamela Beere Briggs, 2019
"Suzanne DeCuir's Life Jackets," Elite Magazine, Dec/Jan 2020 
Jacket inspires unique artwork, documentary, SVC Signal, September 22, 2019
"Finding the Fundamentals of Life in Art," Elite Magazine, April/May issue, 2016
Artwork created for cover and [...]

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